Thursday, August 23, 2007

A block from Ms. Jan and more one patch quilts...

Last weeks mail brought me this very lovely block from Ms. Jan at Ms. Jan Quilts(see sidebar for link). I'm sad that she didn't sign it, but I'll figure it out *VBG* I'm thinking this one will go right in the MIDDLE of the Memories quilt. Thank you Jan!!
And continuing on from last week, I'm still caught up in the 'one patch' idea and sharing. Today I'm offering you the lowest of low in the one patch world, the square.If you can see the world in a grain of sand, there is no end to what you can do with a square of fabric. Even without dividing it into parts. A very simple one patch doll quilt, made from 2" squares
Or a more planned and color chosen bargello, from a pattern idea of Bonnie's (www.quiltville.com) I have made four of these now.
Or wandering back to my scrap bag, pieces for a 9 patch..."Looking Old and Blue". A 5/4 combination with the emphasis on the lights. Betsy made one at the same time...she set hers with red. Nothing special, just squares. I don't using strip piecing very much, and these 9 patches were cut the old fashioned way....LOL. Betsy laughs at me as I do my "each by each by each" method, as she calls it. Everything was cut into a seperate square before it became a block.
It might be that it's a square at it's most basic level, but like the 'idea' of bread, once you begin, there are so many possibilities. Why not try one that appeals to you??

5 comments:

Quilting Journey said...

Finn, I am picturing you as you cut out each square...one by one. It just goes to show me that you... and every single thing that you do...are definitely 'one of a kind'!

Libby said...

Isn't if fun to think of all the things you can make with a simple square . . . remember when it wasn't 'hip to be square'? Now we just can't get enough *s*

meggie said...

These simple square quilts are just so cute & lovely.

Dawn said...

All 3 quilts are wonderful! I love the simple shapes but outstanding results!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Nothing beats a simple 4 or 9 patch IMHO. Love them all.